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Addendum

Revised HOMEWORK POLICY 2016-2017

The term “homework” refers to an assignment outside of class.

The purpose of homework is to extend the learning processes, to aid in the mastery of skills, to review work taught during the day and to create and stimulate interest on the part of the student.

Homework assignments may take into consideration individual needs of students. (ie: language, social emotional issues, and ability).

All grade levels will have homework four evenings per week. The expectation is 10 minutes per grade level, increasing by 10 minutes per grade. This should be consistent by grade level and by school. Occasionally, the upper grades will assign reports and/or projects that may take a few weeks to complete. If a child is having an issue with the assignment, parents should tell their child to end at the point of difficulty and contact the teacher the next day. English Language students may work with their EL support staff in school. Homework is not to be used as a form of punishment. Principals encourage teachers to eliminate homework on days when students may be participating in school evening events or completing state assessments.

Students are expected to complete all assigned homework, including any assignments that were missed because of absence. Agenda books are distributed to students in grades 3, 4 and 5 to assist them in becoming organized and to inform parents/guardians of these assignments. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are expected to sign the agenda book nightly and are encouraged to use them as a way to communicate with teachers.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to promote literacy with their children. Students should read each night either with their parents or independently. EL students may read in their native language until English fluency is acquired.


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